Category: Chart of the Week

24 Aug 2015

Todays Moves Across Different Markets

Volatility is in the air. China is in freefall, crude oil is in the 30’s, the euro is up 2% on the day, and the U.S. markets can’t seem to shake the volatility. The chart below does a pretty good job of showing the markets moves in equities, both internationally and domestically. (Disclaimer: Past performance […]

10 Sep 2015

Asset Classes in Crisis

We’ve all been wondering how different asset classes were going to react to the market volatility of last month, and here it is in one table. Our monthly look at how each of the eight asset classes we track do every month and year.

29 Sep 2015

Steer Clear of Copper Coated Brazilian Cattle

While alternative investment professionals often extol market diversification as a risk tool (never too much bet on any one opportunity), what we enjoy – as investors – about so many markets available to such pros is so many opportunities for returns. There’s nearly always a larger discussion to be had which ignores the all-encompassing CNBC discussion on whether equities  […]

06 Oct 2015

Asset Class Scoreboard Entering the Final Quarter

We’re entering the final quarter of 2015, and if we take the sports analogy a little further – it’s time for the star of your portfolio to show up if there’s any hope of winning the game. Because no matter the make up of your team in 2015, you’re likely losing through three quarters, with […]

27 Oct 2015

Looking Under the MLP Hood

Maybe it’s because we’re so close to Halloween, but we can’t help but be drawn to the carnage in the MLP space. Recently, investors’ multi-year treat has turned into a trick as of late. How spooky has it become?  Well, after nearly quadrupling investors’ money from April of 2009 through April of 2014, the Alerian […]